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Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe

An Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe to add to your repertoire of dinner-party worthy meals. But hey make it ANY time for a tasty dinner with plenty of leftovers!
close up of easy homemade salisbury steak

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An Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe to add to your repertoire of dinner-party-worthy meals. But hey make it ANY time for a tasty dinner the whole family will love with plenty of leftovers for lunches too!

This Salisbury steak recipe is my homemade version of an old-fashioned tv dinner classic! Start with a lean ground beef mixture full of dried onions, garlic, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Then add bread crumbs and eggs to make it soft and tender. Cooked in patties and cover with a semi-homemade gravy mix. DELISH!

How to make this Classic Comfort Food Semi-Homemade!

I love a recipe that includes hacks to make it easier, don’t you? Here are a few to make this recipe come together quickly!

You can swap out the seasonings and use a packet of Lipton onion soup mix in the meat mixture. Or try this homemade dry onion soup mix!

Storebought beef broth or stock is perfect to make the gravy. No need to use anything fancy like bone broth. Even bouillon works! Any of those will make a rich gravy, but remember look out for salt content!

Use storebought gravy OR a gravy mix from the store. Onion gravy OR beef/brown gravy will both work for this recipe! Just 2-3 cups of premade gravy for all the gravy-making ingredients, and you should be set.

But if you’re like me and love extra gravy over your mashed potatoes and Salisbury steaks, then feel free to make double. Either in the skillet or on the side.

close up of easy homemade salisbury steak

Ingredients for Salisbury Steaks with gravy

  • light olive oil or vegetable oil
  • lean ground beef OR sub in some ground turkey
  • eggs
  • dried onion flakes
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • panko bread crumbs
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • beef broth, beef stock, bone broth, or beef bouillon cube
  • cornstarch
  • mushrooms (optional)
  • butter

A Few Ingredient Notes:

This recipe calls for Panko, a Japanese Bread Crumb. Feel free to sub in cracker crumbs or bread crumbs or even extra dried bread cubes crushed up. You want the crumbs to lighten up the meat patty, so pretty much anything will work.

I like the way Panko works in these patties so that’s what I use.

Mushrooms in the gravy carry a meaty taste through the gravy with their deep, umami flavor. If you have anyone who doesn’t like mushrooms, you can leave them out. The recipe will be fine without them.

a pan full of fresh Salisbury Steaks

You can add a sprinkle of something like Trader Joe’s Mushroom Powder for the flavor without the pieces. It adds extra flavor without chunks of mushrooms for a rich mushroom flavor in the gravy. No one will suspect has mushrooms in it!

ingredients set up for homemade salisbury steaks-meat, panko, spices,  plus a Mason Cash bowl, Anthropologie measuring cup

Tools for making Salisbury steaks

  • large bowl
  • deep large skillet (see recommended tools below for photo and link)
  • metal spatula

What to serve with homemade tasty beef patties? Ohhhh good question! I love to serve it with creamy mashed potatoes or these instant pot mashed potatoes for that gravy goodness. If you’re not having mashed potatoes a good bread or bread roll for mopping up gravy works too.

And our favorite vegetable with Salisbury steak is green beans. I think that’s what used to be in the TV dinners version too. Yep, just checked it definitely came with green beans!

Try these Air Fryer Green Beans OR the Brussels Sprouts for an easy side dish!

Looking for ANOTHER old-fashioned recipe??

I know you are! You need to try my Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf! If you think you don’t like meatloaf think again!!

To store leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container. The hamburger steak and gravy can be in the same container. It’s easy to reheat when they’re stored together.

close up of easy homemade salisbury steak

Easy Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe

4.99 from 68 votes
An Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe to add to your repertoire of dinner-party worthy meals. But hey make it ANY time for a tasty dinner with plenty of leftovers!
Course: Recipe
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 423kcal
Author: Laura
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  • 1 TBSP light olive oil or vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 TBSP onion flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs

Salisbury Steak Gravy

  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 8-10 button mushrooms sliced or chopped finely depending on what you like
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 TBSP dried onions to taste
  • 3 TBSP corn starch


  • Preheat a deep skillet or medium heat, and add oil
  • while it heats up mix the beef with the spices, then add bread crumbs, eggs, and Worcestershire sauce
  • mix until well combined but not packed tightly together
  • make 12 small patties, you can make oval patties if you like, and brown the patties in the frying pan on both sides
  • once browned remove to a plate
  • melt the butter in the same pan, add the mushrooms to the frying pan and saute lightly and scrape up the browned bits
  • add the broth, and 3/4 cup of water, and begin to bring to a boil
  • mix the cornstarch with the remaining water
  • mix a small amount of hot broth with the cornstarch mix
  • stir all into the gravy mix, whisking smooth
  • bring to a boil, add the onion flake
  • taste for salt and pepper add as needed
  • put the Salisbury steak in the gravy, cover and bake for 25-30 minutes
  • remove to lid bake five more minutes


if you’re using a gravy mix, use enough for 2 cups of gravy and cut it with one cup of water
add an extra Tablespoon of cornstarch as mixed in above
you’re adding water to cut the saltiness of the gravy mix
if you don’t mind the saltiness of the gravy by all means use 3 cups of gravy


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3mg
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About Laura

Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

2 thoughts on “Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe”

  1. This is a classic dish that everyone devours. So simple too. Love the button mushrooms in the streak gravy. I’ve never added in in gravy until now. This is a keeper!


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